The calendar below provides you with the dates for Almuñécar holidays (local & national), ferias, fiestas and additional public school days off.
National & Local Holidays
Grocery Stores are usually closed for all national holidays and some local holidays. We have done our best to point it out below, but do understand it can vary.
The Royal Procession of the 3 Kings (Cabalgata de Reyes)
These are usually some sort of party or celebration. Usually some sort of street party involving music, food and beverage. Don’t be surprised if you hear some fireworks too.
Almuñécar Feria & La Herradura Feria
The Feria is a Fair with some carnival rides and traditional activities and celebrations. This is usually several days long and it is the week leading up to the respective patron saint’s day.
- March 19th for La Herradura
- August 15th for Almuñécar
Public School Holidays
The public schools usually run from the second week in September through the third week in June. They are typically closed for all of the national holidays and some of the local holidays. If one of those days happens to land on a Tuesday or Thursday, the schools may opt to have an additional day off (the Monday or Friday) to bridge the weekend.
Junta de Andalucia school calendar 2017/18
The international school calendar may vary slightly.
Almuñécar Holiday Calendar
|Month||Date||Day||Holidays, Ferias & Fiestas |
(Local & National)
|23 – 8||2 weeks||Public school winter break||Public schools off|
|January||1||Sunday||New Year’s Day||National Holiday, stores closed|
|2||Monday||New Year’s Day observed||National Holiday, stores closed|
|6||Friday||Día de Reyes (Kings’ Day)||National Holiday, stores closed|
|February||27||Monday||Public school day of education||Public schools off|
|28||Tuesday||Andalucía Day||National Holiday, stores closed|
|March||19||Sunday||Patron Saint San Jose Day||La Herradura Feria|
|April||10 – 14||Mon – Fri||Public school spring break||Public schools off|
|9 – 16||Thursday||Holy week (Semana Santa)||Processions all week|
|14||Friday||Good Friday (Semana Santa)||National Holiday, stores closed|
|16||Sunday||Easter||National Holiday, stores closed|
|May||1||Monday||Labor day||National Holiday, stores closed|
|1 – 3||Mon – Wed||Fiestas Barrio San Sebastian||Fiesta|
|3||Wednesday||Day of the Crosses||Fiesta|
|June||4 – 5||1st wk end||Fiestas Barrio Tarramay||Fiesta|
|11 – 13||Sun – Tues||Gastronomic Fair||Fiesta|
|23||Friday||Public school last day of class|
|23-24||Fri – Sat||San Juan||Holiday, stores closed 24th|
|July||16||Sunday||Virgen de Carmen||Fiesta|
|August||8 – 15||1 week||Patron Saint Virgen de Antigua||Almuñécar Feria|
|15||Tuesday||Assumption of Mary (Fireworks)||National Holiday, stores closed|
|September||11-15||Friday||Public school begins||Primary 11th, ESO on 15th|
|28 – 30||Thu – Sat||Fiestas Barrio San Miguel||Fiesta|
|Festival of the Sea (fiesta del Mar)|
National Spain Day/ Fiesta
|La Herradura Fiesta|
National Holiday, stores closed
|31||Tuesday||Public school holiday||usually TBD|
|November||1||Wednesday||All Saints Day||National Holiday, stores closed|
|December||6||Wednesday||Constitution Day||National Holiday, stores closed|
|8||Friday||Immaculate Conception||National Holiday, stores closed|
|25||Monday||Navidad/ Christmas Day||National Holiday, stores closed|
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